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Iranian Unity & Patience Caused Trump Flip-Flop on Attack

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I am deeply skeptical that the US ever initiated a missile strike against Iran and then called it off, as was claimed by The New York Times.

Of course, the US "paper of record" routinely does terrible journalism - they repeatedly rely on anonymous sources, as they did for this claim. Anonymous sources cannot be considered credible, even if the The New York Times resorts to it over and over and over.

But their bad journalism does not stop there: the Times runs a scaremongering, tabloid, belligerent headline like Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back, and yet goes on to write:

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"It was not clear whether Mr. Trump simply changed his mind on the strikes or whether the administration altered course because of logistics or strategy. It was also not clear whether the attacks might still go forward."

About as clear as mud, I'd say. A smarter editor would have held the story" but this is The New York Times.

Every person and every nation has their own style of negotiating:

The historical US style of negotiation is defined by never keeping promises, and by refusing to negotiate until peak US leverage has been obtained. US President Donald Trump's business-influenced style is to use chaos and instability as a way to create turmoil among his opponents in order to increase his leverage. Trump Uses Chaos To Get Things Done, to quote a recent headline from The Atlantic.

Iran's style is defined by transparency in their moral values - this causes vast consternation among the cynical practitioners of realpolitik who are a (overvalued) dime a dozen in the West. Iran's style is also marked by the patience to follow a long term strategy - for example, in 2016 Iran signed a 25-year strategic relations agreement with China, another patient group.

Europe and the Eurozone nations - which are governed by the undemocratic structures of the European Union and the Eurogroup, respectively - have a negotiating style which can be defined as a high-class appearance which hides a pathetic, yet aggressive, servility.

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It's clear that negotiations between these groups and individuals reached a major impasse months ago, and also that the new lines and positions are now becoming clear.

As they have for nearly 40 years, the stance of the Iranian people continues to surprise and confound the West. Of course, they are used to dealing with compliant governments and puppet leaders".

The "aborted attack" on Iran proves that the shooting down of a US drone is viewed as a huge loss by the US: It is so important that many in Washington apparently want to start a war over it. But Iran's drone victory is just a capper to a series of events and discussions in Iran which are proving the nation's unity following the obvious failure of negotiating with the West.

(I write "the West" not because I am "anti-Western", but because the non-Western JCPOA signatories (China & Russia) have actually upheld their word.)

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Ramin Mazaheri filed this report to OpEdNews from Paris, where he is the chief correspondent for Press TV.

You can watch the shootdown of the US drone at the below link:

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You will not find the video on YouTube because their account was closed without explanation. Just more of the corp/gov censorship of what they don't want the US public to know.

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Some 2 months ago, PressTV lost access to their old YouTube Channel. Their videos, up to Apr 19, are still there.

Somehow, they managed to send several emails to their subscribers thru YouTube notification system and insert a link for their new channel in a very weird old video.

Video you mentioned is on YouTube: Exclusive: Video released by IRGC shows the moment of shooting down American drone.

New PressTV YouTube channel is HERE.

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Thanks for this report.

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Iran has demonstrated that they have the means and the will to defend themselves. They will not be passive victims of a cowardly shock and awe bombing. They are not Grenada, Afghanistan or even Iraq. On the other hand I think they are no threat to the US, their neighbors or the world. But the US is. Only we can stop the US from killing again.

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How? Only Congress can do that, and they are not doing it. The US is a terrorist nation. I seriously doubt there are any other terrorists to speak of on the planet. We bomb, rob, pillage. without cause or provocation. despicable.... just now - Trump announces even more sanctions on Iran beginning Monday.

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The people have the power too, but they are not using it. I think we agree.

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I would like to believe that - I suppose we could pressure Congress - but I am recalling the run up to the Iraq war - protests and peace vigils the world over. They had no effect. Do they care what "the people" want? I doubt it. Only Congress can remove presidential power to conduct wars without a mandate from Congress....Tulsi introduced a bill "the no more presidential wars act". Bernie is on board but.. we'll see how much support it gets.

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No they don't care what the people want or think---I was just sayin'.

Actually Congress cannot stop a runaway President, neither can the Supreme Court, it would take the military. It has gotten to the point where talking about a military coup is sounding realistic. Who knows which side the military would come down on. My guess they would take orders from the president or declare martial law.

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There seem to be some crazy and evangelical generals these days. We could hope that they would not be ready to die by nuking a country that is no threat to the US whatsoever because the narcissist in charge got dissed. but who knows.

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Am very worried about them evangelicals who "think" bomb, bomb Iran would be their GOD'S will, it's not my lord's will.

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Yep. And the evangelicals think jebus is going to come down on a cloud and scoop them up in the rapture anyhow.

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Blue text on a blue background is difficult to read. For me at least. I also saw it on another thread and gave up reading it.

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It is blue text on grey background. Heard that only once before,byears back. Rob Kall also had that background. It's almost colors for respect if both sides of the Civil earm

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"What kind of a peace do I mean? What kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and build a better life for their children not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women not merely peace in our time but peace for all time...
No government or social system is so evil that its people must be considered as lacking in virtue...
For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."


JFK (Peace Speech at American University (June 10, 1963)

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And then the CIA murdered JFK about five months after he made this speech...

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And, shortly after he cancelled Operation Northwoods.

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A great speech. Months later JFK was murdered. (I imagine after someone is elected POTUS, a picture of JFK in the auto after his brains are blown away is shown to demonstrate how and why as a warning). No president ever spoke such words of peace again...Tulsi Gabbard is missing from nearly every listing of candidates for POTUS, not a word...even Marianne Williamson is mentioned (a demonstration of how she is no threat to the power elite). Gabbard has been disappeared by the press and is persona non grata. Will we even hear her at the crowed debates?

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Bullies hate when their intended victims stand up to them.

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trump ordered cyber attack on Iran's computerized weapons systems

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I love your writing. Thank you for enlightening us about people's perceptions in Iran.

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